On Monday October 14th, BSN was delighted to host Sohvi Riekkinen from Northumbria University at Newcastle in the UK. This is Ms Riekkinen's second visit to BSN and we were very pleased to welcome her back. On this occasion Ms Riekkinen led a session for students on how to write their personal statements for UK University applications. Around 20 students from Years 11, 12 and 13 were taken through the process and had the opportunity to as questions about applying to the UK. Ms Riekkinen gave a brief introduction to Northumbria University, before providing students with an excellent talk on how to make their personal statement stand out from the crowd. She covered topics such as do's and don'ts, the structure of the personal statement, the key points that you should make, as well as pointing out some of the mistakes that students often make when completing their statement. The feedback from students was very positive.
Finally on the 17th October, BSN was pleased to host Mr Ben Yang from the KE Foundation. He made a presentation to Year 11 – 13 students about his company which offers summer schools and scholarships to Universities in the UK and the USA. More information can be found by following this link: https://kefoundation.org/